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Deep State Radio
Master of the Game: A conversation with Martin Indyk

Deep State Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 26:22


Martin Indyk, distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, former Ambassador of the United States to Israel, and former U.S. special envoy for the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations has written a new book entitled "Master of the Game: Henry Kissinger and the Art of Middle East Diplomacy." In the book, Ambassador Indyk examines how Henry Kissinger worked to ameliorate conflict in the Middle East rather than seek to impose peace. An approach which, Ambassador Indyk asserts, proved to be largely successful. David Rothkopf and Ambassador Indyk explore Kissinger's policy decisions, the impact he had on the Middle East, and grapple with his legacy in this can't miss conversation.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/deepstateradio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Psychopath In Your Life
Kissinger: Military Men are dumb stupid ANIMALS

Psychopath In Your Life

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 40:35


Get In Touch Website: https://psychopathinyourlife.com/ Contributions to the show are greatly appreciated. Support the Show – Psychopath In Your Life   The post Kissinger: Military Men are dumb stupid ANIMALS appeared first on Psychopath In Your Life.

Canary Cry News Talk
OP SHAW REPRISAL

Canary Cry News Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 219:41


Canary Cry News Talk #414 - 11.22.2021  OP SHAW REPRISAL: Waukeshaw Tragedy, Dark Waccine's, Socio-Tech Society - CCNT 414 WEBSITE/SHOW NOTES: CanaryCryNewsTalk.com LINKTREE: CanaryCry.Party SUPPORT: CanaryCryRadio.com/Support MEET UPS: CanaryCryMeetUps.com ravel Podcast (Basil's other podcast) Facelikethesun Resurrection (Gonz' new YouTube channel) Truther Dating experiment   INTRO Prayducers: SUV plows crowd, 5 dead, 40 injured, Waukesha Wi, 50 mi from Kenosha (Reuters) Driver identified (Fox, MSN) Red car was used in music videos (Newsweek)   FLIPPY Producer i_am_flippy Clip: Flippy threatens Basil ARM honorable mention amongst the beasts of tech winners (Robotics Automation News) no category for fliipy, no category for us   TRANSHUMAN Transhumanism, how close are we? (iLounge)   COVID19/I AM WACCINE Clip: Biden tells jab jokes Clip: Gottlieb, former FDA, says at some point, this will be 3 jab vax (CBS) Headline: Marine Corps on pace to be worst for waccine compliance (Wapo) Headline: Symptomless covid, A.Y.4.2. (Sentinel) UCSD Scientist creates SENSR to detect covid (UCSD Guardian) Angry and divided, Austria reacts to lockdowns and mandates (NY Times)   Party Pitch BREAK 1: Executive Producers, Paypal, Patrons   GREAT RESET The Great “Shopping” Reset, how pandemic fixed retail (WSJ)   MONEY/BRRRR UN warns of “colossal collapse of Afghan banking system” (WTVB)   BITCOIN El Salvador to build “Bitcoin City” (AP/Yahoo)   BREAK 2: Art, Reviews, Jingles, Meet Ups   AI A Robot wrote this review, Kissinger, Schmidt (NY Times) Europe's new AI law will affect everyone, why we should embrace it (Venture Beat)   BEING WATCHED Getting used to living in a world with biometric surveillance (CountyPress UK)   ADDITIONAL STORIES: AI and Stem Cell research producing “exciting results” (Forbes) CIA, MKUltra, and Germ Warfare during Korean War, now told (CounterPunch) How technology has changed out lives! (24/7 Wall Street) Fauci swamped by angry calls, misleading image (Wapo) Clip: From Rittenhouse trial, Witness can't answer question   PRODUCER'S ep414: Executive Producer Vincent B** Derek R**   Ass. Executive Producer Juan A*   2022 calendar producers 20.22 monthly Katherine D Yakeline P JC Courtney M Scott K Jeremy H   Producers 57 chevy girl Morv Jack V Amanda P Gail MSir Sammons Knight of the fishesSir Casey the Shield Knight Sir Sigrah the Beast Heatheruss JC Runksmash Scott K Jacki U Veronica D Ciara Green Mountaineer DrWhoDunDat Child of God   TIMESTAMPS: Jade Bouncerson    JINGLES: Psalm40   ART: Dame Allie of the Skillet Nation Sir Dove, Knight of Rustbeltia Ryan N - Advent of Logos   MICROFICTION Runksmash - Our intrepid Asian super spy dons his VR headset and enters the MetaVerse, passing the Swole Shiba Inu fighting the Jacked Ben Shapiro he enters an alley with the big eyes, “B, it's G, 23 is treading a fine line. ” He says , the eyes blink a response.

Cold War Conversations History Podcast
Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev - aspiring actor and poetry fan (209)

Cold War Conversations History Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 56:56


Now, what do you think of when you hear the name Leonid Brezhnev who ruled the Soviet Union for 18 years from the 1960s to the 1980s? An old guy waving weakly from the Lenin mausoleum?Well, think again! We speak with Susanne Schattenberg, the author of a new biography that systematically dismantles the stereotypical and one-dimensional view of Brezhnev as the stagnating Stalinist by drawing on a wealth of archival research and documents not previously studied in English. The Brezhnev that emerges is a complex one, from his early apolitical years, as an aspiring actor and poetry fan, through his swift and surprising rise through the Party ranks. We talk about his hitherto misunderstood role in Khrushchev's ousting and appointment as his successor, to his somewhat pro-Western foreign policy aims, deft consolidation and management of power, and ultimate descent into addiction and untimely death. For Schattenberg, this is the story of a flawed and ineffectual idealist - for the West, this biography makes a convincing case that Brezhnev should be reappraised as one of the most interesting and important political figures of the twentieth century.Buy the book here and support CWC  UK https://amzn.to/3kCUaVn US https://amzn.to/3c9fOvZNow time doesn't come free and I'm asking listeners to support my work recording these incredible stories via a small (or large)l donation. If you become a monthly supporter via Patreon, you will get the sought after CWC coaster as a thank you and bask in the warm glow of knowing you are helping to preserve Cold War history.Just go to https://coldwarconversations.com/donate/If you can't wait for next week's episode do visit our Facebook discussion group where guests and listeners continue the Cold War Conversation. Just search Cold War Conversations in Facebook.I am delighted to welcome Susanne Schattenberg to our Cold War conversation…IB Tauris has kindly provided 3 copies of “Brezhnev: The Making of a Statesman” to give away!To be in with a chance to win a free copy of the book you will need to do at least one of the following before 2300 BST 27th Nov 2021:Twitter – Follow us and retweet our book giveaway tweetFacebook Page – Follow us and share using the hashtag #coldwarconvo Instagram – Follow us on Instagram , like our post and tag at least two friends in the comments. Make sure you use  the hashtags  #coldwarconversationsMailing List – Join our mailing list and email us at ian “at” coldwarconversations.com to let me know you want to be enteredLooking for a Xmas gift for the Cold War aficionado in your life? Do check out loads of gift ideas including our wide range of CW themed mugs at our store. More info here https://rdbl.co/3kv7lYk Have a look at our store and find the ideal gift for the Cold War enthusiast in your life? Just go to https://coldwarconversations.com/store/Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/coldwarpod)

PBS NewsHour - Segments
How Henry Kissinger mastered careful diplomacy in the Middle East

PBS NewsHour - Segments

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 7:13


Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was a central character in Israel-Arab peace negotiations. A new book, "Master of the Game: Henry Kissinger and the Art of Middle East Diplomacy" chronicles the challenges and strategy behind the scenes. Judy Woodruff speaks with author and former U.S. ambassador to Israel, Martin Indyk, about Kissinger's career. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

I Got Your 5 Stars
Celebrating Veteran's Day ... with Referee AJ Kissinger!!!

I Got Your 5 Stars

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 109:20


Happy Veteran's Day from I Got Your 5 Stars ... and we are blessed to have a true hero on with us to celebrate: Referee AJ Kissinger!!! AJ shares with us stories of his days as a Marine, the amazing sacrifice he made to keep us safe, this weekend for GCW, and so much more!!We are eternally grateful for all the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice ... to serve and protect this country. Thank you ... thank you ... thank you. Because of YOU, we get to pursue our dreams, live our lives, and talk about the greatest sport in the world: Professional Wrestling!

The REAL David Knight Show
Thr 4Nov21 Life Insurance Benefits DENIED to Unvaccinated / EMP & Off Grid Preparation

The REAL David Knight Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 181:37


The next step to punish unvaccinated — deny life insurance benefits if they die with a positive PCR test and are unvaccinated INTERVIEW: Jeff Yago, author "The ABCs of EMP: A Practical Guide to Both Understanding and Surviving an EMP" on off-grid power and protection Coming for the kids — the propaganda beings with Pfizer ads, mainstream and government media pushing jabs on kids “to protect grandma”, “to have freedom”, to be a “superhero” that “protects the community”.  Not just 5 yr olds, they're coming for PREGNANT WOMEN Miniature vials and needles — Trump Kool-Aid has been manufactured already for every single child in USA Dems so unpopular in NEW JERSEY that top ranking legislator loses to trucker who spent $153 — wait — here's some MORE votes, the Dem wins! FBI caught hiding evidence that would show Rittenhouse innocent — a longstanding pattern of FBI behavior Washington Post attacks non-partisan group that exposed the hideous beagle experiments, to defend Fauci.  There's a “party” that transcends Democrats & Republicans TOPICS by TIMECODE 3:28 Trucker spent $153 and defeated NJ Senate President — or did he? Progressive Democrats say the problem with the Dem losses was that the party wasn't radical enough. And Biden denies the reports of a negotiated amount of $900,000 per couple for illegal aliens separated at the border 15:00 Kissinger and Eric Schmidt (Google) write an op-ed piece about AI 22:56 LGBT cancel mob — demands you cheer male homecoming “queen” but demands you cancel Chris Pratt for his vaguely Christian sentiments from 2018. They say he is stealing Italian heritage by doing the voice of Mario (Super Mario) and Garfield in animated productions 38:23 FBI has been hiding video that shows Kyle Rittenhouse acted in self-defense.  A long established pattern of behavior for the FBI 50:10 A great resource for learning how to get more self-reliant, especially in food — the ultimate way to rebel against the system that's trying to enslave you 1:00:43 INTERVIEW: Understanding & Surviving an EMP. Jeff Yago, author "The ABCs of EMP: A Practical Guide to Both Understanding and Surviving an EMP” and off-grid power and protection  1:49:49 Kinder Jabs: CNN Says Just in Time for Kwanza. It's festive! It's for “superheroes”, by “superheroes”. Full spectrum propaganda for the cult audience.  If you're 11 yrs, 11 months you get 1/3 dose.  One month later, at 12, you get full adult dose.  And don't forget pregnant woman — too many are skipping the jab! 2:32:39 FDA approved blot clot drug for children (for clotting condition that was rare before the injections) as Pfizer was already manufacturing and stockpiling “kiddy doses” of the injection 2:43:15  Death Benefits Removed If Unvaxed Die with Positive PCR Test. New York, Massachusetts city have already focused on this novel punishment for the unjabbed. But woman fired for refusal to violate her religious beliefs on abortion has finally prevailed in court after 5 yrs — a WARNING to companies and governments that they will eventually pay 2:52:41  Washington Post Defends Fauci Against Puppy Torture. They had previously praised the group that exposed his pointless cruelty but now the whistleblowing group becomes a target to save Fauci   Find out more about the show and where you can watch it at TheDavidKnightShow.com If you would like to support the show and our family please consider subscribing monthly here: SubscribeStar https://www.subscribestar.com/the-david-knight-show Or you can send a donation through Zelle: @DavidKnightShow@protonmail.com Cash App at:  $davidknightshow BTC to:  bc1qkuec29hkuye4xse9unh7nptvu3y9qmv24vanh7 Mail:          David Knight          POB 1323          Elgin, TX 78621

The President's Inbox
Kissinger‘s Middle East Diplomacy, With Martin S. Indyk

The President's Inbox

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 25:14


Martin S. Indyk, distinguished fellow at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's shuttle diplomacy reshaped the politics of the Middle East and continues to offer lessons for U.S. foreign policy today.   Enter the CFR book giveaway before November 16, 2021, for the chance to win one of ten free copies of Master of the Game: Henry Kissinger and the Art of Middle East Diplomacy by Martin S. Indyk. You can read the terms and conditions of the offer here.   Books Mentioned in the Podcast   Martin Indyk, Master of the Game: Henry Kissinger and the Art of Middle East Diplomacy (Knopf, 2020)   Henry Kissinger, A World Restored: Metternich, Castlereagh and the Problems of Peace, 1812–22 (Houghton Mifflin, 1957)   Henry Kissinger, World Order (Penguin Books, 2014)

Franck Ferrand raconte...
Kissinger en Chine

Franck Ferrand raconte...

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 23:12


La figure omnisciente de Henry Kissinger a marqué la présidence Nixon. Jamais le conseiller ne brilla davantage que lors du rapprochement avec la Chine de Mao. Mention légales : Vos données de connexion, dont votre adresse IP, sont traités par Radio Classique, responsable de traitement, sur la base de son intérêt légitime, par l'intermédiaire de son sous-traitant Ausha, à des fins de réalisation de statistiques agréées et de lutte contre la fraude. Ces données sont supprimées en temps réel pour la finalité statistique et sous cinq mois à compter de la collecte à des fins de lutte contre la fraude. Pour plus d'informations sur les traitements réalisés par Radio Classique et exercer vos droits, consultez notre Politique de confidentialité.

DON'T UNFRIEND ME
#245: THERE IS ONLY ONE CLEAR CHOICE ON NOV. 2ND

DON'T UNFRIEND ME

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 21:55


EP. 245 | 30OCT21 | THERE IS ONLY ONE CLEAR CHOICE ON NOV. 2ND Listen, it isn't like I haven't said this all along. Dr. Fauci is not only evil and completely off his proverbial rocker… he is dangerous. And although many have advised Presidents in their lifetime, I would compare Fauci not to a Kissinger, or Barrios… but more like Joseph Goebbels or Grigori Rasputin. ⏺ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DontUnfriendMeShow ⏺ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dontunfriendmeshow/ ⏺ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRq8HdarvQ3ZGN1zviuoahA ⏺ Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-1057416 ⏺ Podcasts: https://anchor.fm/dontunfriendmeshow ⏺ Website: http://www.dontunfriendme.com ⏺ Intro Music By: https://www.reverbnation.com/stiilpoint --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontunfriendmeshow/message

DON'T UNFRIEND ME
#244: LOOK MOMMY! EVERY TIME A BELL RINGS… FAUCI KILLS A PUPPY

DON'T UNFRIEND ME

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 20:57


EP. 244 | 27OCT21 | LOOK MOMMY! EVERY TIME A BELL RINGS… FAUCI KILLS A PUPPY Listen, it isn't like I haven't said this all along. Dr. Fauci is not only evil and completely off his proverbial rocker… he is dangerous. And although many have advised Presidents in their lifetime, I would compare Fauci not to a Kissinger, or Barrios… but more like Joseph Goebbels or Grigori Rasputin. ⏺ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DontUnfriendMeShow ⏺ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dontunfriendmeshow/ ⏺ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRq8HdarvQ3ZGN1zviuoahA ⏺ Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-1057416 ⏺ Podcasts: https://anchor.fm/dontunfriendmeshow ⏺ Website: http://www.dontunfriendme.com ⏺ Intro Music By: https://www.reverbnation.com/stiilpoint --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dontunfriendmeshow/message

The Tim Ferriss Show
#541: Eric Schmidt — The Promises and Perils of AI, The Future of Warfare, Profound Revolutions on the Horizon, and Exploring The Meaning of Life

The Tim Ferriss Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 94:57


Eric Schmidt — The Promises and Perils of AI, The Future of Warfare, Profound Revolutions on the Horizon, and Exploring The Meaning of Life | Brought to you by ShipStation shipping software, ButcherBox premium meats delivered to your door, and Pique Tea premium tea crystals (pu'er, etc.). More on all three below.Eric Schmidt (@ericschmidt) is a technologist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He joined Google in 2001, helping the company grow from a Silicon Valley startup to a global technological leader. He served as chief executive officer and chairman from 2001 to 2011 and as executive chairman and technical advisor thereafter. Under his leadership, Google dramatically scaled its infrastructure and diversified its product offerings while maintaining a culture of innovation. In 2017, he co-founded Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative that bets early on exceptional people making the world better.He serves as chair of the Broad Institute and formerly served as chair of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence. He is the host of Reimagine with Eric Schmidt, a podcast exploring how society can build a brighter future after the COVID-19 pandemic. With co-authors Henry A. Kissinger and Daniel Huttenlocher, Eric has a new book out titled The Age of AI: And Our Human Future.Please enjoy!This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox! ButcherBox makes it easy for you to get high-quality, humanely raised meat that you can trust. They deliver delicious, 100% grass-fed, grass-finished beef; free-range organic chicken; heritage-breed pork, and wild-caught seafood directly to your door.Skip the lines for your Thanksgiving turkey. This holiday, ButcherBox is proud to give new members a free turkey. 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I also love reading the reviews!*For show notes and past guests, please visit tim.blog/podcast.Sign up for Tim's email newsletter (“5-Bullet Friday”) at tim.blog/friday.For transcripts of episodes, go to tim.blog/transcripts.Discover Tim's books: tim.blog/books.Follow Tim:Twitter: twitter.com/tferriss Instagram: instagram.com/timferrissFacebook: facebook.com/timferriss YouTube: youtube.com/timferrissPast guests on The Tim Ferriss Show include Jerry Seinfeld, Hugh Jackman, Dr. Jane Goodall, LeBron James, Kevin Hart, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jamie Foxx, Matthew McConaughey, Esther Perel, Elizabeth Gilbert, Terry Crews, Sia, Yuval Noah Harari, Malcolm Gladwell, Madeleine Albright, Cheryl Strayed, Jim Collins, Mary Karr, Maria Popova, Sam Harris, Michael Phelps, Bob Iger, Edward Norton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Neil Strauss, Ken Burns, Maria Sharapova, Marc Andreessen, Neil Gaiman, Neil de Grasse Tyson, Jocko Willink, Daniel Ek, Kelly Slater, Dr. Peter Attia, Seth Godin, Howard Marks, Dr. Brené Brown, Eric Schmidt, Michael Lewis, Joe Gebbia, Michael Pollan, Dr. Jordan Peterson, Vince Vaughn, Brian Koppelman, Ramit Sethi, Dax Shepard, Tony Robbins, Jim Dethmer, Dan Harris, Ray Dalio, Naval Ravikant, Vitalik Buterin, Elizabeth Lesser, Amanda Palmer, Katie Haun, Sir Richard Branson, Chuck Palahniuk, Arianna Huffington, Reid Hoffman, Bill Burr, Whitney Cummings, Rick Rubin, Dr. Vivek Murthy, Darren Aronofsky, and many more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Haaretz Weekly
'Kissinger said the Arabs will get tired of fighting Israel. He was right'

Haaretz Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 35:18


Within the space of a few days, Turkey announced that it had arrested a supposed spy ring operated by Israel's Mossad, and informed the ambassadors of the U.S., France and Germany that they should expect a deportation order from Ankara. What is all the noise about? We discuss the latest developments with Louis Fishman, an expert on Turkish politics who divides his time between Istanbul and Tel Aviv.  Starting at the 11:30 mark, we hear from Martin Indyk, a former U.S. ambassador to Israel and author of the newly released "Master of the Game: Henry Kissinger and the Art of Middle East Diplomacy." How would Kissinger respond to this week's Israeli announcement of new construction in West Bank settlements, and what did the Clinton administration fail to learn from the master? Listen to the full discussion with host Amir Tibon.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dayspring Fellowship Podcasts
How to Get Through What You're Going Through | Part 6 | Sanctification: Transformed by Trouble | Michelle Snook

Dayspring Fellowship Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 36:31


Sanctification I: Transformed Through Trouble How to Get Through What You're Going Through October 17, 2021 You've probably heard the phrase, “A diamond is a chunk of coal that did well under pressure.” If you do a little digging, you'll find the phrase is attributed to Henry Kissinger, who, for you youngsters watching, was a Nixon-era politician. Kissinger should have stuck to discussing politics, rather than science, because while his adage may be motivational, it is factually, untrue. Diamonds do not come from coal! What IS true is that diamonds form underground at high temperatures and under high pressure and consist purely of carbon minerals. We've been working through a series called, How To Get Through What You're Going Through for the last several weeks. After months of global pandemic, political division, racial tension, violence, opposition, frustration and struggle in practically every area of life, we are all looking for help in knowing how to get through the overwhelming losses of the last year and a half.  The good news is, there IS a way through! This week, we're looking at the 5th stage of ‘getting through' – sanctification. Now that's a big, church-y word! But what it comes down to is the truth that God can use the pain, grief, loss, disappointments, the junk of our lives to transform us. Like the carbon minerals that are transformed under high pressure and high heat into beautiful diamonds, God can use the hard things in our lives to transform us. Diamonds may not come from coal. But God does promise to make beauty from the ashes of our lives. Will  you let Him transform yours?

Yeni Şafak Podcast
NEDRET ERSANEL - MOSSAD'a operasyonu ancak Türkiye yapabilirdi...

Yeni Şafak Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 6:12


Ne yapmak istediğini takip edebiliyoruz; Baltık-Doğu Avrupa-Balkanlar-Karadeniz çizgisinde Rusya'nın üzerine gitmek istiyor. Ama 'yenmek' istemiyor! Koparmak istiyor. Çin'den. İlk amacı bu. Yakınlaşarak değil, itip-kakarak. Kissinger'dan uzaklaştığı, Pentagon'a yaklaştığı yer burası Biden'ın... İkinci amaç, Azerbaycan-Ermenistan savaşının çıktısı, Kafkaslar ve Orta Asya denklemini bozmak, en azından sulandırmak. 'Altılı'yı yırtmak... ABD Genelkurmay Başkanı Austin'in NATO Savunma Bakanları buluşmasından önce, Gürcistan- Romanya-Ukrayna ziyaretlerinin anlamı buydu. Hatta Karadeniz'de aynı gün yaşanan Rus ve Amerikan uçaklarının dalaşması da o stresin sonucu... ABD'nin NATO zirvesindeki niyeti, Rusya'ya karşı ittifak üyelerini aktif hale geçirmekti. Rusya'ya karşı, 'eylem çağrısı' yaptı. Anti-Rus planı imzalattı. Moskova anlamıştı, NATO misyonunu önceden tahliye etti... Balkan ve Doğu Avrupa ülkelerini, AB-ABD-NATO'nun daha baskıladıkları dönem yaşıyoruz ve başarılı oldukları hissediliyor. Zaten iç siyasetleri dizayn ediliyor, oradan da anlayabiliriz. Yunanistan- Dedeağaç'ta –bizi de gözüne kestiren– ağır yığınağın esas anlamı da bu...

Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan
499 - ROMA 48 (From Chappelle to Kissinger)

Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 48:45


Coming to you from Antigua, Guatemala (the original "banana republic"), in this one, I get a few things off my chest, including American foreign policy, why Henry Kissinger is not welcome on my podcast, how group identity becomes desperately attractive in a time of crisis, and how that plays out in the LGBTQ anger-fest at Dave Chappelle. The essay I read from by Molly Frances is here. Join us Sunday (10/24) at 2:30pm (EST) for the festive live-stream of episode 500 on my YouTube channel, hosted by Anya Kaats and Mike Maher. Find me on Instagram or Twitter. Please consider supporting this podcast. This Amazon affiliate link kicks a few bucks back my way. Intro music: “Brightside of the Sun,” by Basin and Range; "You Haven't Done Nothin," by Stevie Wonder.

CFR On the Record
CFR Fellows' Book Launch Series With Martin Indyk

CFR On the Record

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021


Martin Indyk discusses his new book, Master of the Game: Henry Kissinger and the Art of Middle East Diplomacy. A perceptive and provocative history of Henry Kissinger's diplomatic negotiations in the Middle East that illuminates the unique challenges and barriers Kissinger and his successors have faced in their attempts to broker peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors and how Kissinger overcame them to lay the foundations for an American-led Middle Eastern order.  The CFR Fellows' Book Launch series highlights new books by CFR fellows.

Hebrew Nation Online
Flashpoint

Hebrew Nation Online

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 50:00


What did a CCP official say was the #1 goal of the CCP?  How is that plan working?  What did H. Kissinger say would be the result of societal acceptance of mandatory vaccines? What 2 questions stood out to an applicant to join the Covid task force?  What is the word to Steven re the goal of the vaccines?  Is the goo/graphene in the shot?  Please join Steven and Bonnie for a review of how badly we need divine intervention. I discuss this report re the effects of the vaxx upon the troops:  https://www.globalresearch.ca/national-security-alert-act-war-thousands-us-special-forces-combat-troops-discharged-total-force-vaccination-decimates-military-readiness/5758569

Revelations Radio Network
RESET RUMORS OF WARS

Revelations Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021


Canary Cry News Talk #399 - 10.08.2021 RESET, RUMORS OF WARS: Battle of Sci, Tech, Social, Pol, Econ, Militia, Edu, Spiritual - CCNT 399 WEBSITE/SHOW NOTES: CanaryCryNewsTalk.com EVERYTHING ELSE: CanaryCry.Party SUPPORT: CanaryCryRadio.com/Support MEET UPS: CanaryCryMeetUps.com ravel: Ravel Podcast Facelikethesun Resurrection YouTube channel Truther Dating experiment INTRO 1:15 Episode 400 prep Candace Owens says we are in WW3 [New Arms Race] Clip: Another Biden speech went really well FLIPPY 9:34 Robot arm that finds lost items, fuses data from cameras and antennae (MIT Edu)   CHINA 19:30 11 injured, US Nuke Submarine collides with “unknown object” South China Sea (DailyMail)   SPACE POPE REPTILIAN 25:37 Quotes: The world needs more waccine, less war (American Mag) [New Arms Race]   MONEY 35:01 NatWest, a bank in Britain, pleads guilty for money laundering (Reuters) Leak reveals Twitch Streamer earnings, millions (Fortune) Amazon secured $670 million in tax breaks, says watchdog (CBS NEWS) Note: Official, George Soros is trading Bitcoin (Yahoo) Note: Senator Cynthia Lummis reveals $100K purchase of Bitcoin (NBC) Moderna founders debut on Forbes' top 400 richest Americans (NY Post) Clip: Implications of “Little Guy” who front ran Institutions, Alex Machinsky Celsius Network CEO   I AM WACCINE 55:08 WHO backs first malaria waccine for children (CNN) Not mention on CNN: Gavi, leading the way (Global Fund) Sanofi says positive results from first high dose flu + C19 booster shot (Sanofi Press)   BREAK 1: Executive Producers, Paypal, Patrons 1:06:28 Clip: How surveillance advertising is tracking you   COVID 19/PANDEMIC SPECIAL 1:43:52 Clip: Dr. Leanna Wen, US should be more like Canada Clip: Trudeau introduces mandate, no more testing? Clip: Newfoundland presser for mandate…squirt squirt Clips: Alex Jones exposes video from 2019, Fauci planning pandemic marketing (New Rescue) Clip: Fauci, 1 and 2 Clip: LA passes mandate, people push back BREAK 2: Art, Reviews, Jingles, Meet Ups 2:22:24   POLITICS 2:54:05 Abortion law on hold, Basil was right (CNN) Biden to sign bill to raise debt ceiling (The Hill) Kamala Harris to “Stop the Steal” (The Atlantic)   ADDITIONAL STORIES San Fransisco to list mask mandates on Oct. 15 (SF Chron) Elon Musk to move Tesla HQ to Texas (AP) 18 former NBA players arrested for defrauding health care system (NBC) Chimeric injections in CRISPR reduces tumors (BioRxiv) Facebook renews ambitions to connect world (Wired) What Biden needs to say about Surveillance Tech and Foreign Policy (Just Security) Clip: Ethics professor pushes back on mandates, get's fired Note: Study finds waccinated people more susceptible to variant than unwaxxed (MedRxiv) Clip: Klaus says Henry Kissinger influence, Rockefeller admits recruiting Kissinger Priest absolved abuse, hours after addressing French Church abuse cases (DailyMail) Quotes: The world needs more waccine, less war (American Mag) [New Arms Race] Priest absolved abuse, hours after addressing French Church abuse cases (DailyMail) Fact Check: Sweden “bans”…halts all Moderna SpikeVax (Newsweek) Man who killed pharmacist brother was enraged about waccine (USA Today) European Parliament opposes AI mass surveillance (PC Mag)   PRODUCERS ep. 399: Derek R**, Rachelle, Aaron J, Arnold W, Liz D, Veronica D, Juan A, Ethan N, Sean D, HeatheRuss, Morv, Sir Casey the Shield Knight, Mark D, Dominick R, JC, Child of God, Sir Sammons the Knight of the Fishes, Malik, Scott K, Gail M, DrWhoDunDat, Brandt W, Runksmash, Ciara, Douglas P   TIMESTAMPS: Rachel C JINGLES: LearBag3000 ART: Dame Allie of the Skillet Nation Sir Dove, Knight of Rustbeltia Ryan N LivingTeaBill

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
James Woolsey‘s Operation Dragon & the Triumph of ”Crackpot Realism” in U.S. Foreign Policy w/ Jim DiEugenio

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 95:47


On this edition of Parallax Views, earlier this year a curious new book was published dealing with the assassination of John F. Kennedy.  Co-written by R. James Woolsey, former Director of the CIA under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1995, and Ion Mihai Pacepa, a former Romanian spy and a noted, high-ranking Eastern Bloc defect during the Cold War, Operation Dragon: Inside the Kremlin's Secret War Against America argues that the JFK assassination was the result of a plot involving the Soviet Union's Nikita Khrushchev and Cuba's Fidel Castro. Lee Harvey Oswald, the book claims, was instructed by Khrushchev to kill President Kennedy. According to Woolsey and Pacepa, Khrushchev actually called off the plot for fear that it might be discovered and lead right back to him as one of the perpetrators.  What Khrushchev did not count on, say Woolsey and Pacepa, is that Oswald would go rogue and carry out the assassination plot in spite of orders to the contrary. In other words, Operation Dragon alleges that President Kennedy's assassination was the result of nefarious Soviet treachery. Is Operation Dragon just another entry in dizzying array of theories positing an alternative to the Warren Commission Report's oft-contested findings concerning the fatal shooting of a sitting President of the United States in Dallas, TX on November 22nd, 1963? Perhaps. Then again, most books that challenge, in varying degrees, the official line on the Kennedy assassination aren't written by ex-CIA Directors. But the curiosity of the book's co-author, the aforementioned James Woolsey, penning a book dealing with the Kennedy assassination doesn't end with his status as the former highest-ranking official in the CIA. In addition to his tenure as DCIA, Woolsey served as U.S. Under Secretary of the Navy in the late 1970s and was involved in negotiations with the Soviet Union in the 1980s. In other words, he was in the thick of it, so to speak, during the Cold War. Most curiously of all, however, when it comes to Woolsey is his connections to the neoconservative foreign policy movement and his penchant for promoting various conspiratorial fears about foreign countries even prior to the publication of Operation Dragon. A member of the notoriously hawkish neocon think tank The Project for a New American Century (PNAC) before its dissolution in 2006, Woolsey has stoked fears that North Korea could use electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapons against the United States and was also a notable proponent of the theory that al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein's Iraq were involved in the Oklahoma City Bombing. Since the publication of Operation Dragon, Woolsey has appeared on the right-wing outlet Newsmax to promote his theory about the Kennedy assassination. This, combined with his neoconservative inclinations and conspiratorial musings that align quite well with the bolstering of a hawkish, pro-war agenda, raises the question of Woolsey's political motivations in promoting what The Daily Beast has referred to as a "QAnon-style spin" on the Kennedy assassination. Joining us to pushback against Woolsey's JFK assassination theory and place it within the context of his hawkish neocon history is returning guest James DiEugenio, the leading figure behind the website Kennedys and King, writer for the upcoming Oliver Stone documentary JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass, and author of such books as Destiny Betrayed: JFK, Cuba, and the Garrison Case, Reclaiming Parkland: Tom Hanks, Vincent Bugliosi, and the JFK Assassination in the New Hollywood, and The JFK Assassination. DiEugenio argues that not only is Woolsey's Kennedy assassination theory wrong, but that it is representative of a certain brand of foreign policy thinking in Washington, D.C. that sociologist C. Wright Mills would refer to as "crackpot realism". Before delving into Operation Dragon, however, Jim fills us in on the latest news concerning the fight to declassify and release the last of the JFK records. We discuss how President Trump, despite at times signaling to the contrary, helped keep the records declassified during his Presidency. Now said records and their review for declassification lay in the hands of President Joe Biden. Then we shift our attention to Operation Dragon and discuss the problems with the book's claims that theoretical physicist and "Father of the Atomic Bomb" J. Robert Oppenheimer and British Prime Minister Clement Attlee were secretly Soviet spies, the relationship between Woolsey's theories on the Kremlin and the paranoid "Monster Plot" of the CIA's James Jesus Angleton, a brief history of neoconservatism, Woolsey's neocon credentials, the relationship between the narrative of the Cold War promoted by Woolsey and the ideas of the far right-wing John Birch Society, James Angleton and the origins of the idea that Lee Harvey Oswald was a KGB agent or asset,, Operation Dragon as a retread of the narrative put forth in Edward Jay Epstein's 1992 book Legend: The Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald, Norman Cousins and the quest for détente with Khrushchev's Soviet Union, French journalist Jean Daniel's meeting with Fidel Castro in Havana on the day of Kennedy's assassination , Kennedy and rapprochement negotiations with Cuba, Khrushchev and Castro's reactions to the assassination, why neither the Soviet Union or Cuba benefitted from Kennedy's assassination, former Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Nitze's Cold War ideology and the rise of neoconservatism, neoconservatism as an ideology that has now slipped into both the Republican and Democratic Parties, "crackpot realism" in the killing of Gaddafi in Libya and the U.S. intervention in Assad's Syria, Barack Obama and the CIA's classified weapons supply and training program in Syria known as "Timber Sycamore", the Project for American Century's agenda, George HW Bush's comments calling the neocons "the crazies in the basement" of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, the notion that Henry Kissinger and Henry Kissinger were "soft" on Communism during the Cold War, neocons as constantly seeking pretexts for war, the late Russian studies scholar Stephen F. Cohen vs. Richard Pipes on the Soviet Union, Nixon and Kissinger as being to the right of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher on Mikhail Gorbachev, neocons and the Australia nuclear submarines deal as part of a geopolitical strategy against China, "Noble Lies" and the selling of wars, NATO's expansion and the lack of historical context provided by crackpot realism in foreign policy, Woolsey's book as a psyop, PNAC member Robert Kagan and his wife Victoria Nuland's involvement in U.S. foreign policy related to Ukraine, the neocon agenda as bankrupting the U.S. and destroying social programs vis-à-vis war spending, and, much, much more.

The Start Down
EP 147 Mike Ficara speaks with Jim Van Allan about keeping our teachers positive during another unprecedented school year

The Start Down

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 40:28


"So, you're a doctor like Kissinger's a doctor."  First off, if you know what show this is from you are my best friend and leave it in the comments.  Often the debate of college and entrepreneurship go hand in hand. That being said, I have met and worked with many great entrepreneurs who have dropped out of high school, and many who have gone all the way and received a PhD in their field. Both have been able to find massive success based on their experience and education.  On this week's episode we speak with Jim Van Allan about how he has taken his degree, networking, and experienced to become a highly sought-after motivational speaker. He often speaks to the people teaching our future entrepreneurs! We also talked about how he is helping to keep our teachers positive during another unprecedented school year. Host: Mike FicaraGuests: Mike Ficara and Jim Van Allan

My History Can Beat Up Your Politics
Snack, Dessert, Dinner, Supper: The Paris Peace Accords

My History Can Beat Up Your Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 72:06


Nixon's first bombing campaigns had the names of mealtimes which seem to also correspond with the years of his first term: 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972. In this episode we look at Nixon, Kissinger and the Paris Peace Accords that ended the Vietnam War. In addition to providing some additional context for the Saigon 1975 situation so much in the news today, we revisit whether the accord was a sham peace or a true deal. The deal left hundreds of thousands of enemy troops in South Vietnam as U.S. troops exited. Could a better deal have been etched? Or could the same deal have been made sooner. And what about those leopard spots? The great debate over the negotiating table? and the dingy carpet? All this and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Classical Wisdom Speaks
Do States and Empires Die Differently? And What Can their Deaths Teach us Today?

Classical Wisdom Speaks

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 83:19


Celebrated historians Niall Ferguson, James Hankins of Harvard University and renowned philosopher Angie Hobbs delve into the end of empires: How they meet their demise and what that means to us in the here and now. Hosted by Jack Visnjic of Ancient Greece Declassified Podcast, this conversation covers Ancient, Renaissance and the more modern state of states.   This discussion took place LIVE on Saturday, August 21st as part of Classical Wisdom's Symposium 2021: The End of Empires and the Fall of Nations. If you would like to watch all the recordings please go to: http://classicalwisdom.com/symposium or email us at info@classicalwisdom.com. About our Panelists: Niall Ferguson, MA, DPhil, FRSE, is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a senior faculty fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard. He is also a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He is the author of sixteen books, including The Pity of War, The House of Rothschild, Empire, Civilization and Kissinger, 1923-1968: The Idealist, which won the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Prize.He is an award-making filmmaker, too, having won an international Emmy for his PBS series The Ascent of Money. In 2020 he joined Bloomberg Opinion as a columnist. In addition, he is the founder and managing director of Greenmantle LLC, a New York-based advisory firm, a co-founding board member of Ualá, a Latin American financial technology company, and a trustee of the New York Historical Society and the London-based Centre for Policy Studies. His most recent book, The Square and the Tower, was published in the U.S. in 2018, and was a New York Times bestseller. A three-part television adaptation, Niall Ferguson's Networld, aired on PBS in March 2020. His most recent book, Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe, has just been published by Penguin.Angie Hobbs gained a degree in Classics and a PhD in Ancient Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. After a Research Fellowship at Christ's College, Cambridge, she moved to the Philosophy Department at the University of Warwick; in 2012 she was appointed Professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield, a position created for her. Her chief interests are in ancient philosophy and literature, and ethics and political theory from classical thought to the present, and she has published widely in these areas, including Plato and the Hero (C.U.P). Her most recent publication for the general public is Plato's Republic: a Ladybird Expert Book. She contributes regularly to radio and TV programmes and other media, including 22 appearances on In Our Time on Radio 4. She has spoken at the World Economic Forum at Davos, the Houses of Parliament, the Scottish Parliament and Westminster Abbey and been the guest on Desert Island Discs, Private Passions and Test Match Special.She was a judge of the Man Booker International Prize 2019 and was on the World Economic Forum Global Future Council 2018-9 for Values, Ethics and Innovation.Dr. James Hankins, professor of History at Harvard University and an intellectual historian specializing in the Italian Renaissance. He is the general editor of the I Tatti Renaissance Library, which publishes bilingual editions of important Latin works of the Renaissance as well as author of many books, including, Virtue Politics: Soulcraft and Statecraft.

I Got Your 5 Stars
Humble and Hungry: This is Referee AJ Kissinger!!!!

I Got Your 5 Stars

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 94:24


Tonight, Sean and Jeremy have the pleasure of talking with the artist formerly known as Max Recon ... Referee AJ Kissinger!!! We talk about his leadership in the ring, his big weekend for GCW, Paradigm and the UWFI style, and so much more!!

Springfield's Talk 104.1 On-Demand
Nick Reed PODCAST: 09.01 - Biden Pressed Afghan President To ‘Change Perception'

Springfield's Talk 104.1 On-Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 39:25


Nick Reed talks about a variety of topics in the news, including: In 2010, Joe Biden told Richard Holbrooke, Obama's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, that the U.S. had to leave Afghanistan regardless of the consequences for women or anyone else. According to Holbrooke's diary, when he asked about American obligations to Afghans like the girl in the Kabul school, Biden replied with a history lesson from the final U.S. withdrawal from Southeast Asia in 1973: “F— that, we don't have to worry about that. We did it in Vietnam, Nixon and Kissinger got away with it.” New transcripts between President Biden and Ashraf Ghani have emerged. In the call, Biden offered aid if Ghani could publicly project he had a plan to control the spiraling situation in Afghanistan. There was also a conversation about a "perception problem"

Idées
Idées - Kissinger ou la Realpolitik

Idées

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 48:30


Pierre-Édouard Deldique reçoit dans le magazine Idées: Jérémie Gallon, diplômé de l'université Harvard, d'HEC, avocat, diplomate, directeur d'un cabinet de conseil géopolitique, auteur de l'essai « Henry Kissinger L'Européen » publié chez Gallimard.

Hörsaal - Deutschlandfunk Nova
Zeitgemäßes zu Henry Kissinger - Amerikanist Bernd Greiner

Hörsaal - Deutschlandfunk Nova

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 59:09


Nixon, der Dunkelmann, Kissinger, die Lichtgestalt. So, sagt unser Redner, wird die Zusammenarbeit zwischen dem US-Präsidenten Richard Nixon und seinem Außenminister Henry Kissinger in den 70ern oft beschrieben. Zu Unrecht, meint er. Der Amerikanist und Historiker Bernd Greiner zeichnet ein wenig vorteilhaftes Bild des Staatsmannes Kissinger.

Springfield's Talk 104.1 On-Demand
Nick Reed PODCAST: 08.18 - Comments Biden Made in 2010 Regarding Afghanistan Girls

Springfield's Talk 104.1 On-Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 37:19


Nick Reed talks about a variety of topics in the news, including: On July 8th, President Biden said that he didn't trust the Taliban...  Six weeks later, he's now TRUSTING the Taliban to give evacuating Americans "safe passage" to the Kabul airport. ALSO - In 2010, Joe Biden told Richard Holbrooke, Obama's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, that the U.S. had to leave Afghanistan regardless of the consequences for women or anyone else. According to Holbrooke's diary, when he asked about American obligations to Afghans like the girl in the Kabul school, Biden replied with a history lesson from the final U.S. withdrawal from Southeast Asia in 1973: “F--- that, we don't have to worry about that. We did it in Vietnam, Nixon and Kissinger got away with it.”

Political Misfits
Misreporting the Middle East; Non-Living Wages; Assange Extradition

Political Misfits

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 113:24


Misfit hosts Bob Schlehuber and Michelle Witte are joined by Mitchell Plitnick, political analyst, writer and president of ReThinking Foreign Policy, to talk about Israel, Lebanon and Hezbollah - and the way each is represented in major media. They discuss the deepening crisis in Lebanon and how to apportion blame there, and the consequences of consistent misreporting about the region. Shane Stranahan of Radio Sputnik's own Fault Lines with Thomas and Stranahan joins to talk about Apple's plans to scan its cloud for child pornography, what that means for the security of any of our online lives, and what privacy advocates should really be concerned about. Robert Hockett, Edward Cornell professor of law and professor of public policy at Cornell University in New York, senior counsel at Westwood Capital and a fellow of The Century Foundation, breaks down some new reporting on the tens of millions of American workers who don't earn enough to cover basic expenses in their own neighborhoods and exactly how as a society we've come to accept that reality. He also gets into the future of artificial intelligence and why on Earth anyone should listen to Henry Kissinger on it.Writer David Shams talks about Lionel Messi's messy move, sexual harassment in baseball, and the new ways the Cubs organization has found to disappoint its most dedicated fan, Bob Schlehuber. The Misfits also address the latest ruling in the US' appeal process of the Julian Assange extradition case, the whereabouts of Chris Cuomo and any journalistic ethics at CNN, and grandstanding in the US Senate.

Diplomatic Immunity
Bonus: Back-channel Diplomacy with Happymon Jacob and Rick Moss

Diplomatic Immunity

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 38:57


For a our final summer bonus episode, Kelly McFarland spoke to Happymon Jacob and Rick Moss, authors of two new cases on back-channel diplomacy for ISD's case studies library. Happymon is an associate professor in the Centre for International Politics, Organisation & Disarmament in the School of International Studies at Nehru University in New Delhi. Rick is an associate professor in the Russian Maritime Studies Institute at the U.S. Naval War College's Center for Naval Warfare Studies. They discuss their respective case studies on the 2004-2007 India-Pakistan back channel and U.S.-Soviet back channels during the Cold War; the role of personalities in back-channel diplomacy; secrecy in diplomatic negotiations; compartmentalization of issues; and some of the broader pros and cons of back channels.  Instructors can register for an account with ISD's Faculty Lounge to access all our case studies free of charge.  Visit our website: casestudies.isd.georgetown.edu Episode recorded: August 3, 2021.  Featured books and articles: Happymon Jacob, Case 356: The Kashmir Back Channel: India-Pakistan Negotiations on Kashmir from 2004 to 2007 (Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, August 2021) Rick Moss, Case 353: Circumventing the Foreign Policy Bureaucracy: Henry Kissinger, Anatoly Dobrynin, and Back-Channel Diplomacy (Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, April 2021) Rick Moss, Nixon's Back Channel to Moscow: Confidential Diplomacy and Détente (University Press of Kentucky, 2017) Happymon Jacob, "India must directly engage with Taliban 2.0," The Hindu (paywalled), July 22, 2021

Old Mole Reading List
Take What You Can Carry by Gian Sardar

Old Mole Reading List

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021


It's 1979,  Olivia Murray, who is a secretary at a Los Angeles newspaper,  has aspirations of becoming a photojournalist.  Out of the blue, she has a chance to go to Iraq with her Kurdish boyfriend, ostensibly for a weeding of his cousin, but also because he needs to reunite with his family. And so begins this remarkable 2021 novel by Gian Sardar, Take What You Can Carry. In her acknowledgments at the end of the book, Sarder explains that "... Kurdistan is spread over four countries, so isolation has been both geographic as well as political." While Sardar is quick to point out that her book is a work of fiction, it is based on true events. Sardar's father is from Kurdistan, and her mother an American. She explains that her father's tales about his life in Kurdistan provide the kernel of the story she tells in the novel. “Growing up in Kurdistan of Iraq, my father and his family endured atrocities I could never fully capture with words.”In  many ways this novel is a love story, Olivia and her Kurdish boyfriend, Delan, find their love and their very lives in danger. Delan has called his parents in Iraq to tell them he might show up for the wedding, but they must speak in code, since the family is political, and they know the government taps their phones, and he is not sure from their coded conversation whether his mother is telling him to come, that it is relatively safe, or  whether instead she is telling him not to come, that the risks are too great. Even before his trip to Iraq, Delan agitates in the U.S to inform his friends of the plight of the Kurds in Iraq. The United States and Kissinger had encouraged and funded them in a rise against the Iraqi government, as a favor to the Shah of Iran, but abandoned them when they no longer served their purpose...They never wanted us to win. That's what the committee found. They wanted us only to fight and keep Baghdad busy. We were a pawn. Kurds quit their jobs, school, you name it. Everyone joined in to fight and to die in a battle we were never allowed to win.More than two hundred thousand refugees when they abandoned us, when we were being slaughtered, and not one dollar of humanitarian aid from the United States. Our leader, Barzani, he begged Kissinger for the United states to help.There is a lot of drama in this novel, and I don't intend to give much of the plot away. Delan has a brother, Soran, who is a passionate gardener, and who says he must stay out of the fray, since he has an adopted daughter, Lailan, to care for. At one point Olivia questions Soran about his habit of bathing at night. He replies:People in our family, they've always been political. So even in peace we had problems, Arrests. Imprisonments. But then the the kingdom was toppled in '58  and the republic created. From then on no Kurds had peace. And the government bombed during the day.” He stops, as if this is all that needs to be said, but then sees that's not the case. “Imagine, not having clothes on when the sirens go  off or when the ground starts to shake and you have to run. Imagine soap in your hair when you see the shadow of the plane.We learned to live at night. To work, to bathe. When the time came, you had to run. Take what you can carry to the mountains. That is where we would go. The mountains to be safe.Olivia learns to hear the common saying, Head for the Hills, in a new light.Juxtaposed with the harrowing arrests and raids and constant fear, Sardar manages also to describe the colors and sounds and smells of Iraq, and to understand the history of that ancient land. She describes the vibrant colors of the dresses at the wedding they attend, so different than the bland whites of American weddings. In the field, she catches a flash of silver: the bride's sisters and friends are dancing with knives. “They're dancing with knives” He turns “They're about to cut the cake. That's to let him know they can handle knives. That he should be good to their sister. That they will protect her. There is so much color and excitement in this novel, and while it is often sad and frightening, there are also moments of great beauty and courage. Delan is known for his spontaneous kindness and generosity which is often impulsive and even dangerous. But one of his acts of kindness, turns out to save the family when there is an attack by government forces. This incident is one that Sardar explains is based on a real events in her Kurdish father's life.This is a wonderful book and I am so grateful that it fell into my hands. I was all set to review a different book, The Five Wounds, by, KIrstin Valdez Quade. But I read that book weeks ago, and it was already vanishing from memory, so I decided on this novel that I had just finished. 

NCUSCR Events
The Trip that Changed the World: Commemorating Kissinger's 1971 Secret Visit to China | Henry Kissinger, Wang Qishan

NCUSCR Events

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 75:02


On July 8, 2021, The Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA), with assistance from the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, organized a multi-part event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Henry Kissinger's secret trip to China. The event took place at Beijing's Diaoyutai State Guest House and featured live remarks by Dr. Kissinger and Vice President Wang Qishan. This video is an abridged version of the commemorative event, and includes the following components: Keynote | Dr. Kissinger and Vice President Wang Qishan reflect on the significance of the July 1971 visit Panel 1 | Eye Witnesses to History: Participants from the 1971 Kissinger secret trip and 1972 Nixon visit discuss the visit itself and its historical importance - Chinese Panelists: Ambassador Lian Zhengbao and Ms. Nancy Tang - American Panelists: Ambassadors Winston Lord and Chas Freeman - Moderator: Ms. Jan Berris

LBJ's War
S3 Ep 6 - Off the Rails

LBJ's War

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 35:19


With the publication of the Pentagon Papers in June '71, the demons that Richard Nixon has wrestled throughout his presidency – indeed, through much of his public life – begin to gain the upper hand. “The strain of office, and the belligerency of his enemies,” Nixon biographer Jack Farrell says, “have begun to unsettle the president, dispelling the ‘mellow' Nixon of 1968 and unleashing the self-injurious behavior of old.” Kissinger and others assure the president that he has nothing to fear from the Pentagon Papers, and might even benefit from the unflattering light they will cast on his predecessors, but the act of publication of classified documents – thousands of pages worth -- rankles deeply.  Very quickly, the president's long festering paranoia and indignation zeroes in on two of his most despised “enemies” – the press, for publishing the government's closely held secrets, and the leakers within his own deep state, now personified by Daniel Ellsberg, for the growing threat he believes they pose to his own buried secrets.

China Stories
[The Wire China] The road to Beijing

China Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 39:25


Fifty years ago, a hand-delivered letter, a clueless ping-pong team and a series of artful signalling efforts led to a U.S-China breakthrough and a new international order. With the two countries again at a nadir, would a reprise of Kissinger-esque negotiations work again?Read the article by Orville Schell: https://www.thewirechina.com/2021/07/11/the-road-to-beijing/Narrated by Kaiser Kuo. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

LBJ's War
S3 Ep 5 - Beginning of the End

LBJ's War

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2021 49:32


In early February '71, with pressure building at home to complete the withdrawal of American forces from Vietnam, Nixon puts his Vietnamization program to a crucial and very public test. With the world watching, the South Vietnamese army launches an invasion into Laos, where they will engage a formidable North Vietnamese force. US air power will support the South, but for the first time they will be on their own on the ground. The test is a debacle: facing superior military forces, the South Vietnamese sustain heavy casualties and are quickly compelled to withdraw. Nixon and Kissinger spin the defeat as best they can, but privately, it is a moment of reckoning: after six years of war, South Vietnam shows little sign of being able to sustain the war without continuing US help. Through the spring, opposition to the war grows and spreads beyond the traditional leftist and student base. In April, Senator William Fulbright's powerful Foreign Relations Committee hears testimony from a young vet by the name of John Kerry, representing a new force – Vietnam Veterans Against the War. Clearly, the tide is turning. Faced with a grim reality, Nixon and Kissinger recognize they must find a way to prop up South Vietnam at least long enough to avoid having it collapse before the '72 election, now only a year away.

You Need A Budget (YNAB)
EP09 Money Stories: Carol Kissinger Was "Bad At Money," Until She Found YNAB

You Need A Budget (YNAB)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 26:47


In today's money story, Carol Kissinger tells her story of discovering YNAB after moving from America to Berlin. She had never been good with money, was indebted to her parents for years, and frequently argued with her husband about money. Moving to Berlin put new stress on her bank account, until she discovered YNAB. The Four Rules helped her put a simple framework around money and clarify what it was she was spending on.   As it turns out, impulse purchasing was a recurring theme in Carol's budget. She and her husband would see money in the bank account after pay day and start buying things... without first reserving money for rent, utilities, and the various unplanned expenses that inevitably come up during the year. With an ADHD diagnosis, Carol found it particularly difficult to stop impulse purchasing without having a solid plan of what to do with her money after pay day. YNAB provided a framework for her to budget her dollars and give them jobs before they got spent. She found initially she had to "roll with the punches" frequently as she would forget about irregular expenses, but as she made it through the first several months of budgeting it became easier to predict those and her budget became more stable.   Most importantly, Carol discovered in the process of budgeting with YNAB that some of her long-held preconceptions were really just not true. She believed for a long time she was simply bad at money, and nothing would change that -- it was just a part of who she was. After paying off every dollar of debt to her parents and building an emergency fund, she could no longer say that about herself, and her personal narrative changed. She wasn't just not bad at money anymore, she was good with money. This transformation has extended outside her budget too. Carol and her husband were always very messy housekeepers, she says, to the point where they didn't want to have company over. After going through the budgeting transformation with YNAB, they now have a much cleaner home!   Sign up for a free 34-day trial of YNAB at www.youneedabudget.com

LBJ's War
S3 Ep 4 - Searchlight on the Lawn

LBJ's War

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 54:02


In the spring of 1970, the war in Vietnam comes home with a vengeance.  A year of secret bombing having produced no movement from the North Vietnamese, Nixon and Kissinger raise the stakes, dramatically. In late April, US and South Vietnamese ground forces invade Cambodia. The “incursion,” as the White House calls it, galvanizes the antiwar movement, which has been largely dormant since Nixon's Silent Majority speech. Reaction is immediate and intense. On May 4th, a week of snowballing protest and campus unrest culminates in the shootings at Kent State. Four days later, a counterprotest – dubbed the Hard Hat Riot – turns violent in the streets of New York City. On May 8th, following a tense press conference, President Nixon returns to the White House, where he works the telephone late into the night, trying to manage the escalating crisis. Past midnight, he summons his valet, Manolo Sanchez to accompany him on an extraordinary encounter with unsuspecting protesters at the Lincoln Memorial.

LBJ's War
S3 Ep 3 - Sideshow

LBJ's War

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 53:17


In December 1968, only weeks after his election, Nixon names Henry Kissinger as his national security advisor. The appointment will prove to be the most consequential of his presidency. The two men barely know each other, but Kissinger moves swiftly and brilliantly to make himself the linchpin – some would say the architect – of Nixon's enormously ambitious foreign policy agenda. Immediately, and with the new president's blessing, Kissinger marginalizes both State and Defense, concentrating the making of US foreign policy within the White House. The first challenge: how to force the implacable North Vietnamese leadership back to the negotiating table. By late January '69, a plan is in place: Operation Menu, a massive and completely secret bombing assault, not on Vietnam but on North Vietnamese army sanctuaries in neighboring (and neutral) Cambodia. Over the next eight years, the U.S. will drop more bomb tonnage on Cambodia than the combined Allied forces dropped in all of World War II. While the bombing remains largely a secret in the U.S., it fails to move the needle on negotiations with the North.  By the fall of '69, the lack of progress has re-energized the anti-war movement, which mobilizes a wave of demonstrations across the country.  In response, Nixon takes his case to the country, with the Silent Majority speech, which will come to be remembered as perhaps the most effective address of his presidency.

Cryptic Accounts
Ep. 75 - Theranos & Elizabeth Holmes

Cryptic Accounts

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 99:25


Elizabeth Holmes started Theranos in 2003 and dropped out of Stanford University to revolutionize the medical industry with a better way to analyze blood, with a secret new technology. Over the decade that followed, Theranos came to be valued at 9 billion dollars. The only problem, the tech didn't work.

Industry Standard w/ Barry Katz
David Kissinger (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

Industry Standard w/ Barry Katz

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 52:29


DAVID KISSINGER is the President of Conaco Productions, (Conan O'Brien'S PRODUCTION COMPANY) and has produced a plethora of shows for them "Andy Barker P.I.," "Outlaw" ON NBC, "Eagleheart" on Adult Swim, "Super Fun Night" for ABC, as well as "the Pete Holmes Show" and “Deon's Black Box” for TBS. Prior to joining Conaco, he was the President of NBC Universal Television/Studio USA where he developed some of the most acclaimed Emmy nominated and winning shows on TV including "House," "the Office," "Monk," "Battlestar Galactica," "Law & Order: Special Victims' Unit," and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." Previously, Kissinger was a senior VP for Touchstone TV where he oversaw the development and production of "Ellen," “Boy Meets World,” and "Home Improvement." Prior to his TV career, Kissinger worked as a journalist, writing for Rolling Stone, the New York Observer, and Esquire. He is the son of Former Secretary of State and the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Henry Kissinger.

Industry Standard w/ Barry Katz
David Kissinger (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

Industry Standard w/ Barry Katz

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 57:39


DAVID KISSINGER is the President of Conaco Productions, (Conan O'Brien'S PRODUCTION COMPANY) and has produced a plethora of shows for them "Andy Barker P.I.," "Outlaw" ON NBC, "Eagleheart" on Adult Swim, "Super Fun Night" for ABC, as well as "the Pete Holmes Show" and “Deon's Black Box” for TBS. Prior to joining Conaco, he was the President of NBC Universal Television/Studio USA where he developed some of the most acclaimed Emmy nominated and winning shows on TV including "House," "the Office," "Monk," "Battlestar Galactica," "Law & Order: Special Victims' Unit," and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." Previously, Kissinger was a senior VP for Touchstone TV where he oversaw the development and production of "Ellen," “Boy Meets World,” and "Home Improvement." Prior to his TV career, Kissinger worked as a journalist, writing for Rolling Stone, the New York Observer, and Esquire. He is the son of Former Secretary of State and the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Henry Kissinger.

The Glow Up Podcast
Ep. 203 - J.J. Kissinger Of The Light Collective

The Glow Up Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 37:19


Casey is joined by JJ Kissinger of The Light Collective, a Seattle-based organization providing comfort and community to families of children facing severe medical challenges. JJ discusses overcoming ego, finding a purpose in helping families and more.

The Documentary Podcast
When Kissinger went to China

The Documentary Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2021 50:29


In July 1971, Kissinger, then US National Security Advisor, made a clandestine visit to the People's Republic of China – then America's sworn enemy. At the time China was isolated from the outside world amidst the chaos of the Cultural Revolution. America was looking for a way out of the Vietnam war. Both countries had had no contact for over 20 years. Fifty years on, the US and China are at a historic crossroads. So what happened since Kissinger stepped on Chinese soil in that summer half a century ago? How did we get to where we are today?

The Documentary Podcast
When Kissinger went to China

The Documentary Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2021 50:29


In July 1971, Kissinger, then US National Security Advisor, made a clandestine visit to the People's Republic of China – then America's sworn enemy. At the time China was isolated from the outside world amidst the chaos of the Cultural Revolution. America was looking for a way out of the Vietnam war. Both countries had had no contact for over 20 years. The 48-hour mission paved the way for President Richard Nixon's historic handshake with Chairman Mao a few months later. It changed the geometry of the Cold War. So what has happened since Kissinger stepped on Chinese soil in that summer half a century ago? How did we get to where we are today?

Cutting Through the Matrix with Alan Watt Podcast (.xml Format)
May 30, 2021 "Cutting Through the Matrix" with Alan Watt --- Redux (Educational Talk From the Past): "Alan Watt on Demonology and Perfect Possession" *Dialogue Copyrighted Alan Watt - Sept. 6, 2020 (Exempting Music and Literary Quotes)

Cutting Through the Matrix with Alan Watt Podcast (.xml Format)

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2021 62:45


--{ "Alan Watt on Demonology and Perfect Possession"© Alan Watt}-- Thanks to Persian Celt for this Excerpt from Alan Watt's Blurb of Sept. 6, 2020 - Demonology - Possession and Perfect Possession - Malachi Martin - Martin's book, Hostage to the Devil - Eugenics, Selective Breeding, Dolly - Egypt, Pharaohs Worshipped as Gods - Theosophy - Ceremonies to Call Down Entities - John Dee - Aleister Crowley - World Economic Forum, Reimagining Humanity, Life Extension - The Drive for Immortality - Demons Need Host Bodies - Cloning - Movie, The Island - Horrors of Communism, Brutal Murders - Children, Intuition - Religion - The Supernatural - Rights - Morality - Psychopaths - Police Pick on Easy Prey - Modern Occult Religions, Olympians - Julian Huxley, Transhumanism - Movie, The Lawnmower Man - What is in Bill Gates? - Kissinger, Overpopulation - Food Used as Weapon, Starvation - Bolsheviks Financed by the West - Austerity - Vaccines; Bracelets/I.D.s for Noncompliant - Revolutionary Groups - Bringing Down America - Communism, Freemasonry, End of the Nation-State, The Family, Private Property - Emergency Broadcasts. *Dialogue Copyrighted Alan Watt Sept. 6, 2020 (Exempting Music and Literary Quotes)

The President's Inbox
U.S. Policy on Taiwan, With Robert D. Blackwill

The President's Inbox

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 30:40


Ambassador Robert D. Blackwill, CFR’s Henry A. Kissinger senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy and a member of Harvard Kennedy School’s Applied History Project, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the debate over U.S. strategy toward Taiwan. Ambassador Blackwill, with Philip Zelikow, recently co-authored the Council Special Report, The United States, China, and Taiwan: A Strategy to Prevent War.  

One Radio Network
05.19.21 Ehret Matthew

One Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 92:32


Matthew Ehret Investigative Journalist, Historian Matthew is a journalist and co-founder of the Rising Tide Foundation and Canadian Patriot Review. He has published scientific articles with 21st Century Science and Technology, and is a regular author on several political/cultural websites including Los Angeles Review of Books: China Channel, Strategic Culture, Off Guardian and The Duran. He has also authored three books from the series the Untold History of Canada. “Freedom? What’s freedom? I’m Canadian,” says investigative journalist Matthew Ehret. Canada is still in lockdown. “Canadians have the freedom to stay home.” How does Justin Trudeau compare to his father, Pierre Trudeau? Matthew Ehret compares a high school economics textbook from 1944 that’s “grounded in the understanding of values” to the economics textbooks of today that are “so detached from common sense and reality.” The market is so volatile that someone only has to say something, and the value of your investment crashes, Case in point, what Elon Musk said that affected Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Do China and Russia want to risk a nuclear war? Is China just playing along with the narrative of global warming? Whatever one thinks about the origin of the coronavirus, it’s for sure “we’re being played.” The official narrative is “bunk;” the reality is there’s “a push for depopulation.” We must get into the mindset of these global engineers who promote oligarchy. What part did Henry Kissinger and the Trilateral Commission play in the politics of China? When did China start pushing back against Kissinger’s opposition to nation-states and support of Malthusianism? What was Kissinger’s Nietzschean perspective? How did his belief in Darwinism affect his foreign policy? How did Kissinger’s 1970 visit to China promote the Gang of Four until Mao Zedong died in 1976? What was behind Pierre Trudeau’s 1973 visit to China? What was China’s Century of Humiliation? What did the British Empire and foreign powers do to “accelerate entropy”? China’s aim is to turn debt into value at home and in Africa with their enormous natural resources, whereas the U.S. emphasis is on installing 200 bioweapons labs around the world. Why does China regard the IMF as a “parasitical system that rejects the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence.” China files more parents than the U.S., and is a world leader in high-speed rail networks. How did Donald Trump initiate the reconstruction of America? Is Biden continuing along the same path or is he following the dictates of the New World Order? How did Aristotle’s 4th Century book, “Politics” influence today’s system of globalism? How does it compare to Platonism’s Mandate of Heaven? Are people born “blank slates” or are they a “reflection of the entire universe”? Sun Yat-sen was a Christian. How were his Three Principles of the People influenced by Abraham Lincoln? What was William Gilpin’s connection to Abraham Lincoln and the creation of greenbacks? What was Gilpin’s futuristic concept of a Cosmopolitan Railway hoping to accomplish for the economic linking of the U.S. with China? How did Gilpin’s vision of a global system of railroads influence the Chinese Revolution of 1911 and the current Belt and Road Initiative? Why did Wall Street want the interrelationship of nation-states to fail? What did the City of London hope to gain from World War I? Why was Ben Franklin considered “The Prometheus of America”? Why was he interested in China and Confucianism? What are the roots of our New Age of War? Why does George Soros want to “chop up China”? How is he a threat to the U.S. and the Belt and Road Initiative? How is China’s Central Bank different from the U.S. Central Bank? How is the Glass–Steagall Act involved? China wants to have a Confucian Revival, and the U.S. wants to know how to kill baby-boomers.

The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg
The Kids are Alright

The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2021 61:33


In distinctly Goldbergian fashion, Jonah manages to combine musings on Home Depot, climate change, the Chauvin trial, and the classic “Deep Space Homer” episode of The Simpsons into a single, coherent Ruminant, which includes as many references to infrastructure as you’d expect at this point. Tune in not just for Jonah’s eggheadery, but to hear him face his greatest challenge yet: pronouncing the name “Greta Thunberg.” Show Notes: - Ben Shapiro gets wood - “It’s an inanimate carbon rod!” - Jonah on Thanksgiving - The Wednesday G-File - Cornel West: “Howard University’s Removal of Classics is a Spiritual Catastrophe” - Rep. Karen Bass: “It’s open season on black folks” - David Brooks: “The GOP is Getting Even Worse” - Rep. Katie Porter’s daughter thinks we’re all going to die - “How dare you!” - GOP senators release their infrastructure plan - Greg Gutfeld on the Chauvin verdict - The week’s first, ultra-nerdy Remnant with Brian Riedl - The week’s second, Kissinger-loving Remnant with Thomas Joscelyn See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg
Joscelyn ‘Round the Middle East

The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 99:15


On today’s episode, Vital Interests author and national security extraordinaire Thomas Joscelyn makes his first Remnant appearance. With a healthy supply of Hayek references on hand, Jonah seems determined to outdo the wonkiness of Brian Riedl’s visit earlier this week. Al-Qaeda, Afghanistan, China, and the meaning of necrocracy are all discussed peacefully by the pair, until a certain name is mentioned; If you thought Jonah’s contempt for Woodrow Wilson was unparalleled, just wait until you hear the disdain that overtakes Tom at the mere mention of Henry Kissinger.  Show Notes: -       Tom’s journal, Long War -    Vital Interests at The Dispatch -    Just in case you happen to know Siraj Haqqani -    The history of the institutionalized form of al-Qaeda, the AQAP -    Bin Laden’s files -    Tom: “The Flawed Reasoning Behind Biden’s Afghanistan Withdrawal” -    Jonah: “Biden Citing the Wrong Reasons for Afghanistan Withdrawal” -    The Remnant with Bing West -    Kissinger makes WWI metaphors in regards to China -    Hitchens: “A necrocracy?” -    The Remnant with Oriana Skylar Mastro -    “The Longer Telegram,” by an anonymous official -   Lin Wells’ memo See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Congressional Dish
CD229: Target Belarus

Congressional Dish

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 96:47


We are in the process of regime changing Belarus. In this episode, I prove it. Executive Producer: Nich Secord Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Click here to contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Click here to support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank’s online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536 Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Recommended Episodes CD225: Targets of the Free Marketeers CD206: Impeachment: The Evidence CD190: A Coup for Capitalism CD176: Target Venezuela: Regime Change in Progress CD102: The World Trade Organization: COOL? CD068: Ukraine Aid Bill CD067: What Do We Want In Ukraine? Bills Omnibus 2021 Outline Bill Text DIVISION FF - OTHER MATTERS TITLE III - FOREIGN RELATIONS AND DEPARTMENT OF STATE PROVISIONS SUBTITLE C - Support for Human Rights in Belarus Belarus Democracy, Human Rights, and Sovereignty Act of 2020 Sec. 322: Findings "Alyaksandr Lukashenka has ruled Belarus as an undemocratic dictatorship since the first presidential election in Belarus in 1994." "Subsequent presidential election in Belarus have been neither free nor fair..." In response to the 2006 presidential election, "Congress passed the Belarus Democracy Reauthorization Act of 2006" 2006: President George W. Bush issued Executive Order 13405 which authorized sanctions 2011: Senate Resolution 105 condemned the December 2010 elections in Belarus as illegitimate Repeatedly says, "The Government of Belarus, led illegally by Alyaksandr Lukashenka..." Accuses the government of conducting flawed elections, retribution against protestors, the suppression of the media, "a systematic campaign of harassment, repression, and closure of nongovernmental organizations", and pursuit of policies that make Belarus "subservient" to Russia by integrating into a "so called 'Union State' that is under the control of Russia". Accuses the government of arresting journalists, activists, and "3 leading presidential candidates" ahead of the August 2020 election. Accuses the government of conducting a fraudulent election on August 9, 2020, which reelected Alyaksandr Lukashenka and says the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, and Canada refuse to recognize Alyaksandr Lukashenka as the legitimate President of Belarus. The opposition candidate, Sviatlana Tsikhaouskaya fled to Lithuania in the days following the election, and from Lithuania, she "announced the formation of a Coordination Council to oversee... a peaceful transition of power..." The government of Belarus is accused of arresting journalists, including six who report for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Alyaksandr Lukashenka has requested security assistance from Russia, which Russia has promised to provide Sec. 323: Statement of Policy "To continue rejecting the invalid results of the fraudulent August 9, 2020 presidential election in Belarus..." "To continue supporting calls for new presidential and parliamentary elections..." "To refuse to recognize Alyaksandr Lukashenka as the legitimately elected leader of Belarus" "To not recognize any incorporation of Belarus into a 'Union State' with Russia..." "To continue calling for the fulfillment by the Government of Belarus of Belarus's freely undertaken obligations as an OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) participating state and as a signatory of the Charter of the United Nations" "To recognize the Coordination Council as a legitimate institution to participate in a dialogue on a peaceful transition of power." "To impose targeted sanctions, in coordination with the European Union and other international partners..." Sec. 324: Assistance to Promote Democracy, Civil Society, and Sovereignty in Belarus Authorizes "Belarusian groups outside of Belarus" to receive assistance Authorizes assistance to be used for "enhancing the development of the private section, particularly the information technology sector, and its role in the economy of Belarus, including by increasing the capacity of private sector actors..." Authorizes "such sums as may be necessary" for fiscal years 2021 and 2022. Sec. 325: International Broadcasting, Internet Freedom, and Access to Information in Belarus Gives the Biden administration's State Department 120 days to submit a strategy, with a cost estimate, for expanding radio, television, live stream, and social network broadcasting and communications in Belarus to provide news and information, to develop and deploy circumvention technologies to allow people in Belarus to communicate on the internet without interference from the government of Belarus, to monitor the cooperation between Belarus and other countries in regards to internet monitoring or censorship capabilities, and "build the capacity of civil society, media, and other nongovernmental organizations and organizations to identify, track, and counter disinformation." Part of this report can be classified Sec. 326: Sanctions Against the Government of Belarus Allows sanctions to be applied to "a member of any branch of the security or law enforcement services of Belarus...", or is "an official in the so-called 'Union State' between Russia and Belarus (regardless of nationality of the individual) and their family members. Articles/Documents Article: Institutional interest in bitcoin sets the latest bull run apart from 2017's retail-driven surge, Goldman's digital asset chief says, By Emily Graffeo, Business Insider, March 9, 2021 Article: The European Deterrence Initiative, By Candela FERNANDEZ GIL-DELGADO, Legal Researcher at Finabel – European Army Interoperability Centre, March 4, 2021 Article: Atlantic Council urges Biden to enforce regime change in Belarus, By Paul Antonopoulos, Aletho News, February 18, 2021 Press Release: Nominations Sent to the Senate, The White House, February 13, 2021 Article: Joe Biden’s Pick of Victoria Nuland Means Relations with Russia Could Get Worse, By Mark Episkopos, The National Interest, January 15, 2021 Article: Opinion: How Biden can undo damage to U.S.-backed news outlets that counter authoritarian propaganda, By Gregory Feifer, Slate, December 18, 2020 Article: Belarus Will Be an Early Challenge for Biden, By Jamie Fly, The Washington Post, December 24, 2020 Article: U.S. Senate Unanimously Approves Julie Fisher As New Ambassador To Minsk, BelarusFeed, December 17, 2020 Article: Opinion: The people of Belarus are still marching against dictatorship. The U.S. can help., By Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, The Washington Post, December 4, 2020 Statement: BELARUS – STATEMENT BY VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, Joe Biden, October 27, 2020 Statement: Public Companies Have Invested Billions in Bitcoin This Year, By Martin Young, CryptoPotato, October 14, 2020 Press Release: Treasury Sanctions Belarus Officials for Undermining Democracy, U.S. Department of the Treasury, October 2, 2020 Press Release: House Members Introduce Belarus Democracy and Human Rights Act, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, October 1, 2020 Article: What Exactly Is The Coordination Council And What Are Its Plans To Oust Belarus’s Leader?, By Tony Wesolowsky, RadioFreeEurope, RadioLiberty, August 25, 2020 Document: Belarus: An Overview, By Cory Welt, Congressional Research Service, August 24, 2020 Article: The U.S. Was Set to Send an Ambassador to Belarus. Then Came the Crackdown., Robbie Gramer and Amy Mackinnon, Foreign Policy, August 12, 2020 Document: EUROPEAN DETERRENCE INITIATIVE, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, February 2020 Article: The Union State of Russia and Belarus: Searching for a Development Vector, By Sergey Rekeda, moderndiplomacy, December 20, 2019 Article: Why economic reforms in Belarus are now more urgent than ever, By Alex Kremer, World Bank Blogs, June 26, 2019 Article: Yeltsin Shelled Russian Parliament 25 Years Ago, U.S. Praised “Superb Handling”, By Svetlana Savranskaya and Tom Blanton, National Security Archive, October 4, 2018 Document: Belarus: Background and U.S. Policy Concerns, By Steven Woehrel, Specialist in European Affairs, Congressional Research Service, February 12, 2013 Statement: Statement on the Belarus Democracy Act of 2004, George W. Bush, Office of the Press Secretary, October 20, 2004 Document: Russia’s Economic and Political Transition: U.S. Assistance and Issues for Congress, By Curt Tarnoff, Specialist in Foreign Affairs, Congressional Research Service, May 5, 1999 Article: 1991: Hardliners stage coup against Gorbachev, BBC, August 19, 1991 Books The Shock Doctrine, Naomi Klein, September 2007 Additional Resources FY 2020 European Deterrence Initiative (EDI) Fact Sheet, U.S. European Command Public Affairs Office Coordination Council Leadership History: Since 1961 Atlantic Council Board of Directors, International Republican Institute Profile: Joanna Rohozinska, LinkedIn Visual References Sound Clip Sources Meeting: Biden and Belarus: A strategy for the new administration, Atlantic Council, January 27, 2021 Authors Dr. Anders Åslund, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, Melinda Haring, deputy director at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, Ambassador John Herbst, director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, and Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, distinguished fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, join to present their key findings and ideas for the Biden administration. They are joined by Valery Kovaleuski, an adviser to Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, to discuss the report. The event will be moderated by Eurasia Center Nonresident Fellow and Tsikhanouskaya adviser Hanna Liubakova. Watch on Youtube Speakers: Melinda Haring Deputy Director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center Eurasia Foundation Freedom House National Democratic Institute Council on Foreign Relations John Herbst Director of the Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council 2003-2006: US Ambassador to Ukraine 2000-2003: US Ambassador to Uzbekistan - played a critical role in the establishment of an American base to help conduct Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan Former Principal Deputy to the Ambassador at Large for the New Independent States Dr. Anders Åslund Senior fellow at the Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition Former Director of the Russian and Eurasian Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Valery Kovaleuski Adviser to Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya Transcript: 9:40 Melinda Haring: The problem, though, is that there's all kinds of limitations on moving money into Belarun. It's A, it's a security state, B, we have COVID. And people can't move in and out of the country very easily. So this has to be handled sensitively. The folks that I'm talking to say that cryptocurrencies are the way to do it, but there's a bigger problem. The US government is not very good at moving money. They are tied up in all kinds of reporting requirements. The European Union has the same issues. But we need to be more creative. If we don't think with some new creative energy. This protest movement is going to fizzle out. So it's time to go back to the drawing boards and talk to people who are good at moving money and make it happen now. 14:40 Dr. Anders Åslund: Lukashenko today has only reserves for about one month of imports normally said it should be for three months. And he has a$3 billion of cash he needs $6 billion more to carry, to cover this year. And traditionally there are two sources to get that. One is from the IMF and back is not available because the IMF is not prepared to deal with Lukashenko because he is normally cheating them. And they know that. And the other source is Russia. Putin declared when Lukashenko came to his knees to Putin in Sochi on the 14th of September, but he's ready to give one and a half billion dollars as loans. But, Lukashenko needs much more, and well to Putin hinted at it is that Russian private money can come in and buy the big companies, and the Belarusian economy is quite concentrated to a few big companies. So there are four big companies: two fertilizer plants and two oil refineries that account for two thirds of the Belarus's exports to the west. And then where do they get the raw material from? All the oil comes from Russia, and the gas for one of the fertilizer plants come from Russia. So the natural thing is that the Russian private businessmen by these Belarusian companies, we have seen it before. It has happened with gas assets in Belarus and half of one of the refineries is already bought by Russian companies. But where does the money come from? It comes from Russian state banks. So what Putin is essentially saying it is a couple of my most loyal oligarchs are allowed to get billions of dollars of Russian state bank financing in order to buy Belarusian companies cheaply, and that would completely tie up the Belarusian economy and this is what we have to avoid. 18:07 Valery Kovaleuski: Biden has expressed a lot of interest in the situation in Belarus, he showed himself as fairly well informed about the events in those. And he was very vocal in kind of demanding the action and kind of defining the policy of the United States government. At this stage, I think the most important than the sort of doses are waiting for very specific steps that will be tangible, and that will be impactful. And number one is fast reintroduction of economic sanctions. And you might know that the United States have has imposed the sanctions since long, but they were suspended when Russia invaded Ukraine and the United States and European Union decided to engage with those and normalize relations. And that was one of the steps that they made. They introduced the waiver to the sanctions and now they are in the the suspension state. The other one would be to continue not recognizing Lukashenka's legitimacy as he is not legitimate ruler of Belarus at the moment. Very important would be to start implementation of the those Democracy Human Rights and Sovereignty Act that was adopted just last year, and actually it was, it was adopted in a very kind of fast, fast pace in just three months since in introduction in the house. But the whole Act has as a kind of arsenal of tools and mechanisms to to influence the situation that was to influence, the behavior of Lukashenka. 21:46 John Herbst: The first is to promote the legitimacy of the opposition in Ms. Tsikhanouskaya and the delegitimization of Lukashenko. So, for example, our ambassador when she goes out, Julie Fisher, a wonderful diplomat, should not present credentials to Lukashenko, she should be spending most of our time in Vilnius near Ms. Tsikhanouskaya to wish to organize the US government to manage this crisis. So we should have a senior coordinator to manage sanctions against Lukashenko regime, and maybe against appropriate Russians, and also should have a senior official designated to manage assistance to the opposition and to the people of Belarus. And finally, this this combines both organization and resources, we should double the budget of RFP and RL. So we can get out our message to the people of Belarus. The third category is to increase specific support to the opposition. So for example, Melinda already mentioned the need to get resources to the opposition using cryptocurrency, we should also push to give legitimacy to the opposition. The fourth, the next element is to keep Russia out of the conflict. I mean, they're already in. We've seen what they've done by sending media experts, for example. But this this involves I say, a series of measures that have to be conducted simultaneously. One, we don't want to frighten Russians into thinking that Belarus is is now going to become part of the West. So we would encourage the opposition not to talk about NATO not to talk about the EU talk simply about the need for Belarus to choose its own president to work with the EU should be in dialogue with Moscow about the crisis in Belarus. But three, we should send a very clear signal to Moscow that if they intervene with their repressive opperatives, whether with their secret police, with their regular police with their military, to repress the people of Belarus, or to prop up Lukashenko or Lukashenko-like alternative, there will be serious sanctions against the Russian economy against Russian officials. 43:09 Melinda Haring: I think that Ukraine can definitely play a role here. And you know, there's a lot of Belarusians who are in Ukraine. One of the more interesting things I found in in my section of the report, I focused on the domestic picture, is where Belarusians have gone since August, so Belarusians have gone to give, they've got to Riga, they've got to Vilnius and they've gone to Warsaw. And they're creating massive civil society organizations that are helping people who had to leave quickly. And many of the people in Kiev are students so you can help students, you can, you can send a pizza, you can provide a house for them. You can do very basic things. 55:09 Dr. Anders Åslund: The aim of the sanctions is to put sufficient pressure on a bilateral so that Lukashenko has to go. This is a really a regime change group of sanctions. Meeting: A conversation with Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Atlantic Council, December 7, 2020 Watch on Youtube Speakers: Damon Wilson Executive VP of the Atlantic Council 2007-2009: Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council Former Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff at US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq 2004-2006: Director for Central, Eastern, and Northern European Affairs at the National Security Council 2001-2004: Deputy Director in the Private Office of NATO Secretary General Lord Robertson - Played a lead role on the Alliance’s response to 9/11 and its operations in Afghanistan and the Western Balkans Melinda Haring Deputy Director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center Eurasia Foundation Freedom House National Democratic Institute Council on Foreign Relations Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya Transcript: 1:37 Damon Wilson: After her husband was jailed by Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenka, while running for President, Svetlana stepped in. Running a historic campaign for change. Much of the world recognizes that she overwhelmingly won the August 9th election, but Tsikhanouskaya was forced to flee the country after the regime threatened her family. The people of Belarus have protested for months demanding that Lukashenka resign, they are the true source of legitimacy. Tsikhanouskaya and the coordination Council for the transition of power which she leads from Vilnius, Lithuania, is recognized by the European Union and many others as the true voice of the Belarusian people. 5:42 Melinda Haring: How can the people of Belarus change the dynamic on the ground and force out Lukashenka? 8:07 Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya: We are asking the west to act faster. In my opinion, Western countries should demand new and fair elections and release of all political prisoners. Belarus democracy Act would serve as timely and extremely helpful step from the head of the US government in support of their brave people. 19:57 Melinda Haring: Look, I wanted to tell our audience if they haven't had a chance to get a copy of The Washington Post. Ms. Tsikhanouskaya has a piece in it this weekend. It's called 'The people of Belarus are Still Marching, Help Us.' And she writes very passionately about the need to pass the Belarus Democracy, Human Rights and Sovereignty Act of 2020. There's two weeks left to pass this act before Congress is out. Ms. Tsikhanouskaya what's in it and why is it important? Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya: The proceeds the bipartisan support received in favor of this act. We hope that this draft bill becomes law as soon as possible, as it would inspire the US to act decisively and urgently to support Belarus. Belarusian peaceful protest is a turning point. People struggle, people suffer. People struggle everyday with great dedication, yet there is a need of support on behalf of the international community. And when the new democracy act becomes low, it would send a strong signal to the Belarusian regime and the rest of the world on non recognition of Lukashenka's legitimacy, call for new presidential elections and oversee standards and demand the release of all political prisoners. You know, in our opinion, the Act would allow prompt US assistance to the civil society, media and urgent actions such as counter internet blockages in Belarus. Meeting: Backing Batka: Russia's strategic economic integration with Belarus, Atlantic Council, November 6, 2020 Watch on Youtube Speakers: Host: John Herbst Director of the Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council 2003-2006: US Ambassador to Ukraine 2000-2003: US Ambassador to Uzbekistan played a critical role in the establishment of an American base to help conduct Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan Former Principal Deputy to the Ambassador at Large for the New Independent States Dr. Katerina Bornukova, academic director of the BEROC Economic Research Center Professor Vladislav Inozemtsev Senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Dirk Schuebel Ambassador of the European Union to Belarus Dr. Anders Åslund Senior fellow at the Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition Former Director of the Russian and Eurasian Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 5:58 Dirk Schuebel: The pro-democracy movement and Belarus now faces the difficult prospect of dislodging Mr. Lukashenko, the unrecognized President who refuses to leave office. 6:47 Dr. Katerina Bornukova: So, if we take a look at the recent economic growth, over the last 10 years, we will see stagnation, average growth rate was around 1.7% only, which is too low for a developing economy, which needs to catch up. And the reason for this is structural problems, lack of reforms and privatization. As a result, we have a very large state owned sector, which is inefficient and which has accumulated a lot of debt, and this debt was slowly transferred to the government. So, which means that, well, right now, over the years, Belarus has also accumulated public debt. And right now that that is up to 35% of GDP. It's not relatively large, but it's quite difficult to serve because the majority of this debt is nominated in foreign currencies and that means that the liquidity and currency is always a problem with Belarus, and it often turns to Russia to solve this problem. So right now 50% of the debt is held by Russia or Russia associated funds. 10:45 Professor Vladislav Inozemtsev: Even if the government in Belarus changes, Russia will not...it cannot decouple from better because there are a lot of links, which tightens the two countries. First of all, Belarus is a part of the so called union state with Russia existing from like 99. It's a part of the Eurasian Economic Union. And in this case, Russia can allow to lose Belarus. There is a huge difference between Belarus and Ukraine for example, in this case, because Ukraine never was a part of any Russian led organizations but Belarus is. 13:49 Professor Vladislav Inozemtsev: The difference between Ukraine for example and Belarus is that Belarusian economy is state owned, it is not controlled by the oligarchy groups as it is in Ukraine. So therefore, for participating in this privatization for getting this shares or stakes in Belarus enterprise, the Russian private companies should be allowed to do so. So, therefore, there were several moves from the Russian side from the Russian private companies in direction of somehow changing the situation and to being allowed to jump in. 24:40 Dr. Anders Åslund: More money must come. And as we have discussed, all of us, this essentially has to come from the private sector. Ideally, this would be an IMF program, but the IMF is not ready to go for any program way of Lukashenko. They haven't had anything since 2009. Because Lukashenko refuses to do the elementary thing, stop subsidies to state enterprises and deregulated certain prices. So this is out of question. Hearing: Markup Hearing including Belarus bill, U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, October 1, 2020 Watch on Youtube Transcript: 1:18:30 Rep. Chris Smith (NJ): Mr. Chairman, I would like to thank you as well for bringing the Belarus Democracy Human Rights and Sovereignty Act of 2020. And thank you to Ranking Member McCall for his leadership on this Chairman Keating and Mr. Kissinger for their leadership as well. And Marcy Kaptur, who is also one of the co sponsors originals of this bill. 1:20:15 Rep. Chris Smith (NJ): We are now approaching almost two months since the fraudulent poll. And the people of Belarus despite the brutal crackdown, are still organizing rallies of 100,000 people or more demanding that Lukashenko leave power, and lead Belarus to the people to whom it belongs. I would note to my colleagues that according to the UN Special Rapporteur, more than 10,000 peaceful protesters have been detained as of September 18. And they need our help. Recent reports indicate that the police are using now, today increasingly violent tactics against these peaceful demonstrators. We do have a window of opportunity, and we need to seize it with everything that we have. As my colleagues know, the leading opposition presidential candidate, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, who won the election by most accounts. Of course, there's not access to the ballots, but it seems clear that she won the election formed the coordination Council. Svetlana is an incredibly brave woman. She ran a brilliant campaign. But today she has an exile in Lithuania, where she continues to rally the Belarusian people and the world. I want to thank Mr. Keating for putting together that WebEx a few weeks ago with her and some of the coordination leaders from the council. We all saw a new and a fresh, just how important it is that we stand behind her. And behind all of the people of Belarus who have aspirations for free and fair elections and for democracy. 1:21:50 Rep. Chris Smith (NJ): This bill today updates the Belarus Democracy Acts of 2004, 2006, and 2011 that I authored, and renews the personal economic and visa sanctions on an expanded list of bad actors in the Belarusian government. And, this is new, Russian individuals complicit in the crackdown. It calls for new elections, it recognizes the coordination council as a legitimate institution to participate in a dialogue on a peaceful transition of power. 1:23:15 Rep. Chris Smith (NJ): So I just want to thank my colleagues. It's a totally bipartisan bill. I want to thank Katie Earle for her work on the bill. I want to thank Jackie Ramos, Pierre Tosi, Patrick, the Doug Anderson, there are just many who have worked together fast, quickly and effectively, and members to put together this bipartisan legislation. Hearing: Protecting Democracy During COVID–19 in Europe and Eurasia and the Democratic Awakening in Belarus, Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment, September 10, 2020 Watch on Youtube Witnesses: Douglas Rutzen President and CEO of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law Professor at Georgetown University Law Center Advisory Board member of the United Nations Democracy Fund Therese Pearce Laanela Head of Electoral Processes at the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance Joanna Rohozinska Resident Program Director for Europe at the Beacon Project at the International Republican Institute Senior program officer for Europe at the National Endowment for Democracy at least as of 2019. She has worked there for about a decade Jamie Fly Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund and Co-Director of the Alliance for Security Democracy Senior Advisor to WestExec Advisors Co-founded by incoming Secretary of State, Antony Blinken Former President and CEO of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in 2019 & 2020 Former counselor for foreign and national security affairs for Sen. Marco Rubio from 2013-2017 Former Executive Director of the Foreign Policy Initiative from 2009-2013 Former member of GWB's National Security Council from 2008-2009 Former member of GWB's Office of the Secretary of Defense from 2005-2008 Transcript: 53:30 Joanna Rohozinska: Lukashenko must be held responsible for his choices and actions. Word mating strategies with transatlantic allies should be priority and to call for dialogue, immediate release of political prisoners and support for the political opposition's demands for holding elections under international supervision and beginning negotiations on a Lukashenko transition. 53:56 Joanna Rohozinska: Support for democracy requires patience as well as long term commitment and vision. This has been made possible with the support of Congress to IRI and the family. Thank you and I look forward to your questions. 1:03:05 Therese Pearce Laanela: Institutions that are as strong...What we are seeing... those that are able to safeguard and against disinformation for example, they are working in innovative ways because this isn't a challenge that existed really as much before social media and one of the things that we're seeing is a kind of interagency cooperation, a partnership between private and public. That's really hasn't been seen before. Let me just take Australia as a case, but the working together with social media companies and government agencies and security agencies and election officials for rapid reaction to anything that comes in and that kind of seamless communication between agencies, that is one of the ways in which we can protect. 1:04:15 Jamie Fly: We have tools. Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty has a Bella Russian language service Radio Svoboda which has significant of followers inside Belarus. The problem is that Lukashenko like many other authoritarians have realized that when they face significant pressure, they should take the country offline. And Belarusian authorities have done that on a regular basis, which makes it much more difficult to communicate and allow information to spread freely. So what they really need outlets like Svoboda and other independent media are access to internet circumvention tools, which are also funded by the State Department and the US Agency for Global Media. 1:09:57 Douglas Rutzen: China is providing surveillance technology to countries including Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Serbia. They also provided a $2 billion dollar loan to Hungry to construct a railway which Hungry then classified as a state secret in terms of the construction. 1:19:28 Brian Fitzpatrick: In 2013, in 2000, and he saw large scale protests in Ukraine, following what many believed to be a falsification of elections by their federal officials. So my first question for the entire panel, do you believe that Belarus protests could lead to a revolution similar to the one we saw in Ukraine and secondarily, on Tuesday, President Lukashenko, refused to rule out the idea of holding new elections, and acknowledge that he may have overstayed his time at office, whether or not you see revolutions similar to Ukraine, do you think that these protests could lead to an actual change in leadership? Joanna Rohozinska: So I take it as a question to me. I mean, I think that things have been building up and I would say that with this similarity to Ukraine was that there was also a deep seated frustration with corruption. Here, it's less about corruption. But it's still meets, where you have the accountability and transparency aspect of it that I was mentioning in my testimony. And I think that the frustration with the lack of responsive government and being treated like animals, frankly, is what they say, is what finally boiled over, but there's been, there's been an uptick in protests in Belarus, if you watch these kinds of things over the past two years, over the parasite tax, for example, which was also was a special tax that was put on unemployment, and on to penalize people who are unemployed, is trying to target civic activists, but it ended up reaching far farther than that. So you can see things percolating below the surface for quite a long time. Now. You never know when it's going to blow. Here, I think that there was just the COVID, underlay everything and it mobilized such a broad swath of society, that the trigger event was finally the elections, which again, demonstrating a degree of hubris they decided not to put off right, they figured that holding the elections at the beginning of August was the best thing to do, because there is always a low torque turnout and all this, frankly, because people tend to go out to the countryside. So they simply miscalculated. They did not understand how the people were feeling. And here, you do have a similarity with Ukraine, I think. And in terms of in terms of the other questions to going forward? No, you have to appreciate that this is a country that's never experienced democracy ever. Which means that even the democratic opposition leaders basically know it from textbooks, they don't know what from firsthand practice. And, Lukashenko himself, ironically, has been supporting the notion of sovereignty and independence in the face of the Russian state for the past couple of years. And he only changed his tune a couple of weeks ago, when he started getting backed into a corner. And in terms of, you know, his promises and calling new elections, I would be wary. He does not have a particularly good track record of following through on promises. And so I would probably take that as a lesson learned and be extremely cautious. I personally think he's just buying time. Because he also said that he would consider holding the elections after introducing constitutional changes and the constitutional changes that he's proposing is to introduce term limits. So I mean, he's still looking at the succession. He understands that this is the end of his time in office. I don't know if he wants to do that right, exactly now, however, understanding that this would have been his last term anyways, you're probably preparing for an exit strategy. 1:23:00 Joanna Rohozinska: I would certainly invest in looking at quality early parliamentary elections as being much more significant. Because once you turn the house, once you turn the parliament and then at least you start building up a degree of political capital that can start carrying forward into into the governance. 1:52:37 Therese Pearce Laanela: Your people are excellent. I really want to say that I'm calling in from Sweden. I'm not American myself. But I have worked in this business for 28 years working in different countries in really tough situations. And some of the best experts out there are from organizations that are very close to those of you when you're normally working in Washington. So the United Nations as well based in New York, but also organizations like IFIS, NDI, our colleagues from IRI they are doing excellent work supported by USA ID. So and they've kind of got it figured out how to support institutions for the long term, so you can trust the people that you are supporting. Hearing: Foreign Affairs Issue Launch with Former Vice President Joe Biden, Council on Foreign Relations, January 23, 2018 Speakers: Richard Haass - President of the Council on Foreign Relations Joe Biden State Department Daily Briefing, Department of State, February 6, 2014 Ukraine coup - leaked phone call between Victoria Nuland and Geoffey Pyatt, Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, February 6, 2014 Watch on YouTube Hearing: Economic Aid to New Independent States, Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, January 24, 1994 Witnesses: Brian Atwood Then: USAID Adminstrator Now: NDI board member - Was the first president of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs Stephen Cohen Then: Professor at Princeton with emphasis in Russian studies Married to Katrina Vanden Heuvel Criticized the Obama administration for starting the new Cold War Said in 2014 that Ukraine crisis was a result of US actions, starting with Clinton, aimed at expanding NATO up to Russia's border. Wrote about our role in the 2014 Ukraine coup  Strobe Talbot Then: Deputy Secretary of State Former Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization President of the Brookings Institution for 15 years Member of CFR Transcript: 14:23 Sen. Patrick Leahy (VT): There is no greater United States national security objective today than to assist Russia make a peaceful transition to a stable democratic form of government, an open pluralistic society, a market economy. Such a transition offers the best prospect of a long term cooperative, peaceful relationship with the only other nuclear power capable of destroying the United States. 26:39 Strobe Talbot: Our approach from the beginning, our strategy has been to reinforce those trends in Russian political and economic life that together we believe, constitute the essence of the Great Transformation underway in that country. Those trends are democratization and privatization. They are in fact interlocking. They are mutually reinforcing. The more people work in private enterprise, the more they are likely to participate in the democratic process and the more they are likely to vote for candidates who will support economic as well as political freedom. 27:27 Strobe Talbot: Our bilateral foreign aid program is intended in its essence, to help prime the pump for the flow of much higher levels of support from two other sources from the international business community in the form of trade and investment, and from the international financial institutions in the form of loans to help Russia make the transition from a command to a market economy. 28:25 Strobe Talbot: President Yeltsin needs to have the confidence that if he continues to press forward on a strong economic reform program, Western support will be swift and substantial. But he and his colleagues in both the executive and the legislative branches of the Russian government must also understand something else. And that is the cause and effect relationship between internal reform and outside support. Our support will follow their reform. It cannot be the other way around. 29:30 Strobe Talbot: Privatization involves closing down inefficient state enterprises while the shift to market economics at least initially brings higher prices. The result is social pain, disruption and fear of the future. If they reach critical mass, those ingredients can explode into a political backlash against reform. 1:46:00 Strobe Talbot: The world has capital flows, potential for investment that can move into societies like Russia, where the population is highly educated. It's a tremendous human resource where there are natural resources that can be exploited for the good of Russia and for the entire world economy. 2:23:47 Strobe Talbot: Now we do not know what the future holds. We do not know what kind of Russia we will be sharing the planet with early in the 21st century. We do not know if it will have stayed on a reform path and have continued to move in the direction of integration. 2:53:10 Stephen Cohen: Now, to be fair, this unwise American policy toward Russia began under President Bush in the end of 1991, with the breakup of the Soviet Union, but for a full year now President Clinton has expanded that policy, made it worse and therefore now, it is his policy. 2:54:10 Stephen Cohen: The guiding principle of that policy since 1991 has been, and evidently based on the hearing today remains, an exceedingly missionary and highly interventionist idea that the United States can and should intervene in Russia's internal affairs in order to convert or transform that nation into an American style system at home, and a submissive junior partner of the United States abroad. Cover Art Design by Only Child Imaginations Music Presented in This Episode Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)

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